Questions tagged [windows]

An operating system developed by Microsoft. Use this tag if you are requesting hardware that operates in the Microsoft Windows environment. You should also include minimum version of Windows that the hardware should support (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc)

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SSD read errors in non-mounted partitions: can I fix them, is the SSD dying, and what next? [migrated]

I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question. Re-directs are welcome. I have a fairly new 500 GB Samsung SSD mounted in a 7 year old high-powered custom Windows 10 desktop. The desktop is ...
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Dell T7500 slow boot times (Windows 7)

Bit of a noob here, please bear with me! I have an old Dell T7500 (I think that's what this is) with the following specs (from Speccy): Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1, CPU: ...
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Can I create Xamarin.Forms o Xamarin.iOS application without having a Mac Computer?

I'd like to look for a job as a Xamarin.Forms or a Xamarin.iOS developer and I'd like to create some Xamrin.Forms or Xamarin.iOS applications to put them in my CV so the companies can see my ...
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USB Problem- Shows need to format

I bought a 16 GB pen-drive. I copied some software to it first. When that time no issues with it. Then I need to insert into a system which contain my personal items need to copy. During the copying ...
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Should I Buy A Chromebook just for Google Docs and Google Suite

I am a high school student. My school uses the Google Suite and we work most of the time on Google Docs and Google Classroom. However, I own a Windows PC. It is a 4GB RAM, Intel Skylake i3, SSD PC. ...
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Windows USB dongle for LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE

I want to play around with LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE on an ESP32. I would like to pair the ESP32 with my Windows laptop and do some server side development on the laptop. Can you recommend a cheap ...
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A wireless gaming headset that works for linux, windows, macosx, andriod, and ios under 200 usd

The problem in general So I'm on the search for a new gaming headset. I go through headsets like crazy due to the fact that I constantly drop things. Dropped item with wire plugged in = damaged wire. ...
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Processor replacement [closed]

I have a problem with a pc using intel core i7 gen 4. And would like to test it with other pc that using i5 gen 4. Is it Match vice versa with the mother board? And how about the driver installed in ...
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How can I be sure a new laptop will run Windows 7? [closed]

I'm looking at buying a new laptop. I run Debian Linux as my primary operating system; however, I would like the option of booting up Windows 7 once in a while. How can I be totally sure a machine ...
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A good microphone for voice recording / radio presenting

I'm looking for a good microphone for recording speech (eg. for radio presenting), for about 60-70€. I would prefer a USB one but I'll look into all suggestions. Worth mention that I have a desktop ...
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Looking for a Windows 10 tablet-PC that runs “Power on AC”

Within the bios of Windows 10 is an option that, when activated, will boot the PC as soon as the power supply is connected. However, I heard that this is not a given for every device that runs Windows ...
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What's the appropriate hardware to use VTK-based applications?

I am developing applications VTK-based similar to Paraview or those for Windows OS. Currently, I am having trouble with the GPU (NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS) since the screen shows noise (random colored ...
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Best keyboard for heavy programming work?

I recently spilt Tea all over my keyboard, and now it doesn't work correctly. It is also out of warranty. I am currently using a dirt cheap keyboard to keep me going until I get a replacement, but I'm ...
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Windows 10, 10 Gbps Network Interface Card

We have a Windows 10 desktop system with the specifications listed below that has a 1 Gbps network interface card (NIC). We'd like to upgrade it with a 10 Gbps NIC. Any recommendations for a ...
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Watch HD 1080p HDMI/VGA on Computer

I would like to essentially watch my television network on my computer. Basically the television network box outputs HDMI/VGA. I would prefer this to be cheap as possible but don't mind spending ...
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Keyboard with extra keys in the bottom row (or near the spacebar)

I need a keyboard which has an extra key in the area of the left thumb. I need this extra key to bind it to the mouse left button, because I use graphic tablet a lot and it's next to impossible to ...
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Searching for a light 4000 euros 15.6" laptop - MSI WS63VR 7RL - HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation - Microsoft Surface Book 2

I don't know much about computers and hardware. I'm searching for a laptop with the following characteristics: Operating System: Windows 10 (not Mac OS, not Linux) Budget: between 3300 euros and 5000 ...
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Can I use a 2003 server as a desktop computer? (See desc.)

Recently I found a 'Win SBS Prem 2003 1-2CPU 5-CAL' server. It's fully operational and appears to have adequate hardware (64 GB ram, 2 Intel Xeon CPU's, 1Tb hard drive). It runs Windows Small Business ...
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Windows desktop multi-touch trackpad/touchpad?

I love the MacBook Trackpad and it's gestures, and I would like something like it that is compatible for Windows. I know Apple actually sells its Magic Trackpad, but the problem is that there are no ...
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Hardware to run Windows 98

Projects like Dosbox, Virtualbox and PCem allows me to emulate PC's of the 1990's, but for Windows 95-XP era games, the compatibility and performance is underwhelming. I've tried on several occasions ...
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My computer restart it self before bios(how to re-program the bios) [closed]

Yesterday I cleaned my pc, removed RAM, disk, and cpu fan(not cpu). After the clean-up I re-connected all the components again only to find out that the computer starts but reboots after a few seconds(...
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Laptop hit the floor. How to connect to WiFi? [closed]

Laptop hit the floor. It's difficult if not already impossible to connect to WiFi. Sometimes laptop can detect WiFi, particularly the one at home, but the signal is usually weak. Sometimes it shows ...
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Laptop for programming (About cores in a processor)

I have two options before me (in my budget): Quad core 1.6 GHz(Intel i5 8th gen 8250u) vs Dual core 2.5 GHz(Intel i5 7th gen 7200u) powered CPU. I use Microsoft visual studio,pycharm, and few other ...
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Can I put AMD firepro d700 GPU into a Windows PC [closed]

I have a Mac Pro with two amd firepro d700 GPUs. Can I pull one of those GPUs out and stick it right into a Windows pc? Or did AMD make these GPUs specifically for Apple only?
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Wireless Keyboard for mac, windows and linux

On my desk I have a PC dualbooting Windows and Linux and a Macbook. Is there a keyboard that uses a USB dongle and bluetooth so i can connect the dongle to the pc and bluetooth with my mac?
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Quad Core Q8400 vs Xeon X5470

Recently I using Quad Core Q8400 with Asus P5g41t - mlx within FSP Aurum 650 Watt 80 Gold plus. OS Windows 10. I've planning to upgrade my processor to xeon X5470. I used my desktop to design graphic....
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Looking for USB flash drive with its Removable Media Bit set

Windows specifically has this annoying issue where it will not allow multiple partitions on a USB flash drive. If you create multiple partitions, Windows will only see the first one. Linux doesn't ...
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Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

I'm in need of a 3.5" 3TB HDD to be used as an all-encompassing backup drive for the rest of my data, as I don't currently have a system in place and that needs to change as soon as possible. Because ...
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How to add a touch screen overlay to a laptop to provide a cheap touch screen solution

I do software and know nothing of the arcane ways of screwdrivers, soldering irons and such like. I see things like this ZhiYuSun 17" 4 wire resistive USB touch panel overlay kit Can I just attach ...
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PC suggestion for Video editing

For work, I professionally edit videos. Right now I am using a Mac Book Pro, but I find it very slow and it's not fitting my workflow anymore. My idea is to change my hardware and buy a Windows ...
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Bluetooth Headset that works well with Windows

I have been on something of a quest for something which I am finding to be a very elusive piece of equipment: a Bluetooth headset that works well with Windows. My Windows 10 PC has an onboard ...
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Quantum Chemistry Laptop

I'd like to have a Laptop that can do some QC calculations which is able to even do a little heavier stuff. Such calculations need a fast CPU, don't use hyperthreading, have either a high memory ...
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Best laptop, under $1000, for sturdiness and durability, not necessarily performance

I am in a situation a little different from others described in other posts, so I will try opening my own thread. I am looking to buy a laptop, and someone else is paying for it. I can go as high as $...
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Dual monitor Docking Station for work and personal computers

My company has a "Quality of Life" benefit that if I don't use, I will lose. I am thinking about buying 2 Dell P2416D monitors (2560 x 1440), and a docking station that is compatible with both my work ...
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How can I use an external hard drive as an internal one virtually? [closed]

You might be thinking that I want to connect my external hard drive using SATA cables as an internal one....But no, that's what I don't want to do. Is there any way that I can connect an external hard ...
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I'm trying to enable disk mirroring on a Thermaltake blacX duet, but it won't recognize the mirroring [closed]

My Product owner recently purchased a 2 drive externa docking station, and I'm trying to do mirroring dual backup over 1 USB, and was wondering if I can do mirroring with http://www.thermaltake.com/...
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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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Outdoor Bluetooth scanner

I need a computer that comes with a Bluetooth antenna, GPIO pins (only need one 5v output to trigger a door), ethernet port, and can execute .NET code that I have developed. I'm currently ...
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Compact, lightweight detachable laptop (or Windows tablet with keyboard accessory) with high sustained performance and long battery life

We're in the market for a Windows laptop or tablet to replace Father's ancient (nine years old!) desktop but we have some very stringent requirements: If the device is a laptop, the (touch) display ...
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Wireless HDMI transmitter / receiver for less than 100€

I have an Intel® Widi compatible smart tv. Unfortunately, Intel withdrew support for that technology int their latest drivers. So their will never be a display driver that support both Intel WiDi and ...
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Intel i3/i5 AIO with wall mount

I'm looking for an All-in-One device. It should have Win10 Pro installed. I would prefer an Intel i5 or i3 processor. The special requirement is the wall mount. The only device I found weights 12kg. ...
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Computer for Home Business

I am looking at purchasing a new computer within the next few months, for use in work applications. I am an IT project manager (read groupie for programmers/DBAs/engineers), and have multiple clients ...
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Need laptop for programming: durable, reliable, fast and long battery life

Regarding of the extreme slowness of the computer with whom I work, and saw that I'd like to use the laptop for personal purposes, I was thinking of buying a laptop suited to programming. I can keep ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

I have two Self Encrypting Drive (SED) and I'm using Debian as my main Operating System. My current motherboard (ASUS M5A97 R2.0) is GNU/Linux compatible (I had hard time to find a GNU/Linux ...
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Scaling problems with 4K / UHD / Retina / 3840x2160 screen [closed]

I'm about to buy a laptop, and have narrowed it down to either a model with hd or uhd (3840x2160) screen. I like the image quality of the uhd, but I'm seeing a lot of complaints about scaling ...
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What's good GPU upgrade based on my current hardware?

Hoping to get some opinions/recommendations based on my current hardware setup. I've done some research, but I would like to get some feedback on my specific hardware components, and whether anything ...
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Laptop for IT Sys Admin

I am a System Admin at an IT Support Services company that supports small and medium sized businesses in the DC metro area. My boss is getting ready to purchase me a laptop for work. Not having a ...
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Best laptop for running XP on

I need a laptop that can support windows XP 64 bit, I need 16gb of ram minimum and a good Intel processor. The WiFi card HAS to be reliable and not keep disconnecting I know that drivers for modern ...
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How do I use the Phanteks fan hub with Corsair H110i GTX [closed]

I recently built a new computer, and I'm having some issues (I think). Here's my gear Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Case Accessory: Phanteks fan hub Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII Hero CPU Cooler: ...
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Corded mouse with burst function and switchable scroll wheel

I am looking for a new mouse (for work and gaming). It should have a burst function (lots of clicks while clicking a button) and a scroll wheel which works similar like the one from the Logitech M500, ...